Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Visits 2012 DVD, by Austen Redman

GSEY 2012

GSEY 2012







Kedleston Hall

Wollaton Hall

Raby Castle

Lyme Park

Nostell Priory


Being a record of visits to sites of interest undertaken by the Georgian society for East Yorkshire in the year 2012

Video, stills photography and editing by Austen Redman

Sound recording by Peter Elsdon (with additional recording and editing by Austen Redman)

Music performed by Peter Elsdon, Ben & Jackie Pieper, Julian Savory and Sarina Velt

Copies can be obtained for £6 at society events.

Price: £6.00+P&P. In stock.

33 & 34 St Mary's, York

St Mary's York

This pair of developers town houses was reworked by Francis Johnson & Partners to create a building that truely complemented its early ninetheenth century setting. The architects received the 2011 York Design Award (New Build - Residental) for the project. (read more...)

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire


Commissioned in 1759 by Sir Nathaniel Curzon, Kedleston Hall was designed as a Palladian Villa by James Paine and Matthew Brettingham. The young Robert Adam was employed to design some garden temples on the estate, but his work so impressed Curzon that he was soon put in charge of the main house. The south front and interiors are examples ... (read more...)

Lyme Park, Cheshire

Lyme Park

The land that is now Lyme Park came into the Legh family in 1388 through marriage; a house is recorded as having existed on the site of Lyme Park as early as 1465. The oldest parts of the present house date from the time of Sir Piers Legh VII who died in 1589. The south front of the house ... (read more...)

Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire

Nostell Priory

Begun in 1735 by amateur architect Colonel James Moyser with modifications by a young James Paine, this Palladian house was extended after 1765 by Robert Adam, creating one of his most unified classical designs. It contains an internationally renowned Chippendale collection, which was, in part, designed for the rooms in which it is currently found. Chippendale furnished the house ... (read more...)

Raby Castle, County Durham

Raby Castle

The castle was built mainly in the 14th century for the Nevill family, who lived there until 1569 when the castle and lands were forfeited to the Crown after the failure of the Rising of the North. Since 1626 it has been home to the family of Lord Barnard. York's architect John Carr worked on the Castle, raising the ... (read more...)

St James' Church, Louth, Lincolnshire

St James', Louth

This church 'possesses the most perfect Perpendicular Gothic steeple in England' (Simon Jenkins - England's Thousand Best Churches). Louth has been described as 'an utterly delightful small town . . . mainly Georgian in character.'by John Julius Norwich. (read more...)

St Margaret's, Well, Lincolnshire

St Margaret's Well

Built in 1733 for the Bateman Family, St Margaret's is a Georgian church set in parkland. It has a portico with Tuscan columns, strong pediment and deep eaves. The interior has a stately Venetian window above the altar at the west end and pews with fluted pilasters, facing each other. A very high triple-decker pulpit leads the eye to ... (read more...)

St Peter and St Paul, Langton-by-Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Langton by Spilsby

Built by Squire George Langton c.1725, this church is arranged on the plan of a college chapel. The congregation is seated in tiers of box pews facing each other across the aisle. The unchanged Georgian interior also contains a three-decker Doric pulpit and a tall reredos with Corinthian pilasters. (read more...)

Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall

Built between 1580 and 1588 for Sir Francis Willoughby, Wollaton Hall is a fine example of an Elizabethan 'Prodigy House'. The architect was Robert Smythson, who also designed Hardwick Hall and Longleat. Apart from the great hall, most of the original interiors were remodelled by Sir Jeffrey Wyattville in 1801. Sir Thomas Willoughby was created 1st Baron Middleton in ... (read more...)

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